I'm doing the single parent thing this week while JP is learning about Hyperbaric treatment down South. It hasn't been too bad, but I'm getting tired. Luckily, this week I started my job, so I have actually had interaction with adults and been away from my children for a few hours. It was much needed, let me tell you!
The thing I miss the most is the constant companionship. Since he's been home for the past 6 weeks, we've had micro-conversations all day long. Now he's in class from 7 AM to 5 PM or later, and we just get a short phone call at night when he tells the girls "goodnight" before he starts studying.
I'm not a Twitter person, but I can definitely understand the appeal it might have to some people. You can continue to have those micro-conversations all day long, even when you are at work, or even (if you must) in the bathroom.
We recently bought new cell phones which include a limited monthly texting plan. I hadn't ever texted before either, but it is a great way to get in touch with JP while he is far away. He knows we're thinking of him, and it's the next best thing to having him here.
Just a few of our notes:
Monday 8:52 AM
Conference to start soon. Have a GREAT day with Dr. P. Give my love to you and the girls. Welcome back to the adult centered work force (vs. Motherhood) :) Love, JP
Monday 10:32 AM
got it. luv u.
Monday 5:58 PM
girls r going to bed early tonite - 7:30 ur time. plz call early
Tuesday 8:28 AM
mornin babe! 32 & sunny here but ice everywhere. girls r skating in thr jammies
Tues 8:28 AM
Not much going on. Already in lectures. Way too early start. JP
(TIME DIFFERENCE 1 HOUR EARLIER IN TX)
Tues 11:51 AM
i love you daddy (heart)
that was from j
i love you daddy (heart) lam
Wednesday 9:14 AM
hope ur havin an ok AM.
Wednesday 10:00 AM
still waking up. JP
Wednesday 8:31 PM
i love you daddy good night (heart) j
lam i love daddy (heart)
Wednesday 10:35 PM
miss u. luv u. wish u were here. (heart)
Thursday 7:59 AM
didn't sleep well last nite. nerves?
Good morning. Class has started. JP
Thursday 12:31 PM
fun time in or! how r u?
Ok, but still in class. Glad OR went ok. JP
He's home tomorrow night, and I can hardly wait!
10 months ago